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Watts Grocery

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1116 Broad St, Ste 100, Durham, NC 27705-3583 (Club Blvd)
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Tue - Sun 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
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Alexandria, Virginia
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tasty food. Excellent onion rings! Fried shrimp Cobb salad was very good, but the greens could have been fresher. Ahi Tuna sandwich was delicious, but difficult to eat; The steak kept falling apart. Service was cheerful and attentive.

Thank Shirley G
St. Augustine
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169 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What more can you ask? If you go out to a restaurant, you want delicious food! Watts provides! The Sunday brunch is incredible. We had the Juevos Rancheros and the country ham benedict...yummmmmm We also had the blood orange mimosas. Make a reservation! It fills up fast! Don't miss it!

Thank Jillbus
Durham, North Carolina
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235 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Been there a few times, this time for brunch. Had a BLT with an egg and fries, pretty average, cost $12 I believe and was no better than a Waffle House meal. A birthday party with 12 young girls was close by so lots of high pitched giggling etc.. I want to like this place, it's convenient , clean, upscale... More 

Thank robert r
Durham, North Carolina
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I went there recently for lunch, based on my wife hearing a lot of good things about the place. We there went on a Wednesday and good tables were available. The food was wonderful and the service was even better. The cold soup was so good on a very hot August day and their hamburger was even... More 

Thank JosephJ1
Raleigh, North Carolina
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101 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016

Watts Grocery continues to shine, however, last week the chef was very heavy-handed with the salt. I had the ribeye with squash gratin and garlic green beans. The steak was cooked to a perfect temperature, but was far too salty.The duck breast was too salty as well. The silver queen pudding that comes with the duck was outstanding.

Thank RaleighFrench
Durham, North Carolina
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56 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2016

I ate lunch here with my daughter today. I had the "blue plate special," a wonderful salad of fresh local greens, fresh figs, and grilled chicken with a light blue cheese dressing. I say "light" because it wasn't overpowering and heavy like blue cheese dressing can be. Everything on their menu was fresh and mostly locally grown. The restaurant was... More 

Thank claire1844
Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

We had a very enjoyable lunch and have heard that the breakfast is amazing. Service was fine. We were there during a quiet time, so I would've expected it to be spectacular, honestly. The atmosphere was nice and they had a nice selection of food on the menu. The best thing we tried was the shrimp and grits. I think... More 

Thank momofthree123
Beckley, West Virginia, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 355 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

Located close to the NC School for Science and Math. Ample off-street parking. Unpretentious decor, featuring artwork depicting local scenes and landmarks. Attentive service without being overbearing. We split the Fried Green Tomato appetizer. One of us had the Grilled Pork Tenderloin over roasted sweet potatoes with bacon collards and bourbon brown sauce, another had the Low Country Seafood Gumbo... More 

Thank David S
Cary, North Carolina
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30 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

I have tried Watts twice now hoping to come away feeling better. Reviews are great but I did not care for food. Portions are small and it can be pricey. I had the butternut squash chicken salad over spinach and the chicken was so wafer thin I had to look twice before I realized it was my "meat". Looked like... More 

Thank sunshine1449007
Ottawa, Canada
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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

We went for a group dinner - great service and very good food. There is no much that stands out, though.

Thank MI1004

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $25
American, International
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1116 Broad St, Ste 100, Durham, NC 27705-3583
    (Club Blvd)
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: 919-416-5040

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?